GAF Materials Corporation announced plans to reopen its state-of-the-art Gainesville, Texas thermoplastic polyolefin manufacturing facility in January 2011.
GAF Materials Corporation announced plans to reopen its state-of-the-art
Gainesville, Texas thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) manufacturing facility in
The 185,000-square-foot facility
is the largest operational production line in North America devoted solely to
the manufacture of TPO-based single-ply membrane roofing products and will
produce GAF's EverGuard® TPO roofing membranes and accessories.
“We are taking this action in
response to increased demand for our high quality single-ply membranes,” said
Bob Tafaro, president and CEO of GAF. “Customer satisfaction is paramount to
our business and reopening this facility will allow us to improve our customer
support as the economy recovers.”
Since the Gainesville plant’s temporary closing, manufacturing of all
TPO products and accessories has been handled by the company’s Mt. Vernon, Ind. facility. The reopening is estimated to
provide over 25 local jobs, many to be filled by recalled plant personnel.
“The reopening of this plant
enables GAF to continue focusing on growing our TPO business,” said Dick Nowak,
executive vice president and chief operating officer at GAF. “This location is
strategically placed to provide TPO membrane and accessory products to support
primarily the western and southern markets.”
The EverGuard TPO product offers
a low installed cost, heat welded seams, white reflective color, and no liquid
plasticizers. Its high reflectivity and emittance qualities reduce solar
radiation transmitted through the roof, and have been proven to minimize the
“heat island effect,” resulting in reduced energy use and potentially enormous
For more information about GAF
Materials Corporation, please visit www.gaf.com.